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Bacolod City, Philippines Thursday, March 15, 2018
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Alliance vs. contractualization
to be launched in Bacolod today


Labor groups in Negros Occidental will launch an alliance to be called Negros Labor Against Contractualization today, to call for an end to contractualization in the workplace.

Wennie Sancho, General Alliance of Workers Association secretary-general, said yesterday that five labor groups in the province will call on President Rodrigo Duterte to sign the executive order that will end contractual employment.

Among the groups that will convene in the alliance are GAWA, Democratic Association of Labor Organization, National Congress of Unions in the Sugar Industry of the Philippines-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines, National Federation of Labor Unions-Kilusang Mayo Uno, and National Federation of Sugar Workers.

Sancho also said that they will hold a protest, from the Rizal Elementary School in Araneta Street going to the Department of Labor and Employment-Negros Occidental Office in Cottage Road, Bacolod City.

The launching will include the signing of the solidarity statement against contractualization, he added.

Sancho also said that contractualization is a mechanism for labor oppression and exploitation which is a modern-day version of slavery.

“NLAC vows to hold massive protest actions if the government will not listen to the voice of the workers to stop contractualization once and for all,” he said, adding it will be a step towards the emancipation of workers.

The signing of the statement will be at the Workers Livelihood Center inthe DOLE-Neg. Occ. compound, he added.*MLG


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